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Series V/1725 engine color restoration question

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by robertf, May 19, 2008.

  1. robertf

    robertf Donation Time

    I'm just starting a restoration project on a series V that has several different layers of paint on all of the accessories. I'm sending the block off to the machinist this week and while I wait for it I'd like to get all of the engine accessories cleaned up and painted. Were all of the engines black from the factory? What about valve cover, tappet cover, oil pan, fan, thermostat, and the braces that go from the oil pan to the transmission?

    I'm sure I'll have many more questions as I get this back on the road.
  2. ForzaDesign

    ForzaDesign Donation Time

    I just completed preparing my SV motor for refresh and after thoroughly cleaning with oven cleaner, it is clear that everything was originally black. the car has 54K original miles and the yellow inspection marks are still present. I dont have any reason not to believe this is the way it left the factory.
  3. SIVAllan

    SIVAllan Donation Time

    I don't know when the change point is, but later SV's had a blueish sump and tappet cover.

  4. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    Baiscally all of the sheetmetal was painted gloss black, so that includes the block/oil pan/side cover/front cover/motor mounts and so on. The aluminum parts to include the valve cover/head/intake manifold were natural aluminum.
    Now as mentioned, the later series V engines were painted a grayish-medium blue.
  5. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    engine color

    i found that the blue on my late 1725's is between ford blue and chrysler blue . but black looks as good as anything .
  6. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    I have matched the engine blue color, by the way. I painted the Project Tedder engine with the blue color, if you remember the article that we wrote.
  7. Tom H

    Tom H Platinum Level Sponsor


    Could you post a picture showing the color you used.



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